Best of Boston

2001 Best Smoke Shop

Gloucester Street Cigar Company

For anything in the tobacco line—from Elie Bleu humidors from Paris and $1,200 Dunhill Millenium pipes down to a simple pack of Dunhill cigarettes of Schimmelpenninck cigarillos—the new place to go is the five-year-old Gloucester Street Cigar Company. The store has a walk-in humidor with 220 brands and styles of quality cigars, but its feature may be its friendly and knowledgeable counter help, particularly Norik Pischdotchian, who’ll do things like warn you off smoking an especially rich cigar without eating beforehand.

34 Gloucester St., Boston, 617-424-1000,